Young Writers' Workshop

July 7-11, 2014


students writingUnlock your creativity ...


If you love to tell stories,

if you scribble poems,

if you write essays,

apply to the Young Writers’ Workshop!



For one week on the campus of Kansas State University, work with experienced teachers, dig into your imagination, and command the language to create original, inventive works of writing.

Meet with published writers -- slam poets, graphic novelists, oral historians, and playwrights -- who will share advice on where to get ideas, how to get going, and why they write.

Join us for a week of creative immersion!


Location: Beach Museum on the campus of Kansas State.


Daily Schedule

8:15 – 9:00  Drop-off, with continental breakfast provided

9:00 – 10:30 Welcome, warm-up exercises, and writing workshops

10:45 – 12:00 Writing and sharing

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch provided

1:00 – 3:30 Visit from guest writers

3:45 – 5:00 Writing time and wrap-up exercises

Program concludes with a graduation ceremony and reading by the participants.


Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be entering 8th, 9th, or 10th grades.
  • Applicants must complete the application form and submit their application by June 1, 2014.
  • Applicants must provide a confidential letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or principal.



  • Completed application form (.pdf), with 150-word personal statement from the applicant about his or her interest in the program
  • Space is limited to 15 participants, so submit applications by June 1, 2014 for priority consideration!
  • Confirmation of acceptance will be provided by June 10, 2014.
  • Applications submitted after June 1, 2014 will be considered as space is available.


Program Staff

  • Dr. Katy Karlin, Program Director and Lead Instructor
  • J. Hunter Gilson and Lexiyee Smith, Graduate Student Instructors
  • Kristin Selby, Program Assistant
  • Lacey Brummer, Program Intern



  • The Department of English
  • Helen and Duke Dupre
  • The Tilford Group
  • The Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies, K-State Libraries
  • The Beach Museum


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